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Month: April 2018

Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi Opens Early

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi opened Saturday, a week before the planned opening. The casino, originally planned to open in September 2005, but Hurricane Katrina destroyed the new resort along with much of the Biloxi area. “We’re ready, it’s been long enough. This is a fulfillment of a dream,”  Hard Rock Biloxi president, Joe Billhimer said. The Biloxi area relies heavily on gambling profits, and residents depend on the casinos for […]

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Gulf Coast Casinos See a Rise in July Numbers

The Gulf Coast region, which was known for it’s gambling prowess before Hurricane Katrina, is again flexing its muscle in the casino gambling industry. The July numbers are in and coastal casinos saw their numbers rise to 74.4 million in gross gambling revenue. That is an increase of 15 percent, or 9.8 million over their June numbers. Coming off a July last year in which Coastal casinos had their worst numbers in 7 years, mainly […]

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